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QPISTHOBRANCH NEWSLETTER 



December, 1 98 1 



Volume 13, Number 7, Page 42. 



10051 FLOR, GERMAN, EVA MARIA LLERA 
GONZALEZ, JOSE ANTONIO MARTINEZ AZPIREZ, & 
JESUS ANGEL ORTEA RATO, 1981. Cuadernos 
del Crinas. 1. Contribucion al estudio de la 
playa del San Lorenzo (Gijon). CUADERNOS 
DEL CRINAS, Centro de Investigaciones 
Acuaticas de Asturias, (1):1-47, figs. 1-5, 
tbls. 1-5- [Spanish; Retusa subtruncata, 
Acteon tornatilis, Ringicula conformis, 
Cylichna cylindracea, Rhizorus acuminatus, 
Pniline quadripartita] 

10052 HAMATANI, IWAO, November, 1980. On 
the Species of the Genus Oxynoe 
Rafinesque, 1 8 1 9 from Japan, Inclusive of a 
New Species ( Opisthobranchia: Ascoglossa). 
Publications of the Seto Marine Biological 
Laboratory, 25( 5/6 ) .-3149.360, pis. I-IV, 
text figs. 1-6. [O. kabirensis sp. nov.] 

10053 HUGHES, ROY L., Jr., December, 
1979. Ultrastructure of the buccal mass in 
juvenile Coryphella salmonacea 
(Gastropoda: Nudibranchia ) . The Journal 
of Molluscan Studies, 45( 3 ) :289-295. 

10054 HUNNAM, P. & G. BROWN, 1975. 
Sublitoral Nudibranch Mollusca (sea slugs) 
in Pembrokeshire Waters. Fid. Stud., 4:131- 
159- 

10055 JAECKLE, WILLIAM, October, 1981. 
Range Extensions of Several Opisthobranchs 
from Humboldt County, California. 
Opisthobranch Newsletter, 13(7):23-24, fig. 
1. 

10056 KAMIYA, H. & Y. SHIMIZU, February, 
1981. A Natural Agglutinin Inhabitable by 
D-galacturonic Acid in the Sea Hare 
Aplysia eggs: characterization and 
purification. Bulletin of the Japanese 
Society of Scientific Fisheries, 47(2):255- 
260. 

10057 LLERA GONZALEZ, EVA MARIA & JESUS 
ANGEL ORTEA RATO, March-April, 1981. Marine 
Molluscs from Isabel Island Mexico. La 
Conchiglia, 13( 144-145 ) :3 pp., 10 photos. 
[Bulla gouldiana, Chromodoris sedna, C. 
sphoni, Dendrodoris sp.] 

10058 LUK0WIAK, KEN & CHRISTIE SAHLEY, 
June 26, 1981. The in vitro classical 
conditioning of the gill withdrawal reflex 
of Aplysia californica. Science, 

212(4502):1516-1518, 4 text figs. 

10059 ORTEA, J. A., 1977- Moluscos marinos 
Gasteropodos y Bivalvos del litoral 
asturiano entre Ribadesella y Ribadeo, con 
especial atencion a la subclase 
Opisthobranquios. Doctor Thesis 
(unpublished), Departamento de Zoologi©,' vl 
Universidad de Oviedo, pp. 536. [Spanish }^& 




10060 ORTEA RATO, JES0S ANGEL, 1980. 
Inventario provisional de Ascoglosos y 
Nudibranquios de las islas Canarias. 
Resum. Ilnd. Congr. Nac. Malac, Barcelona, 
1 pp. [Spanish] 

10061 ORTEA RATO, JES0S ANGEL & EVA 
MARlA LLERA GONZALEZ, 1980. Moluscos 
marinos de la isla Isabel, Nayarit, Mexico. 
Resum. Ilnd. Congr. Nac. Malac. Barcelona, 1 
pp. [Spanish] 

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10062 ORTEA, J. A. & V. URG0RRI, 1981. 
Opisthobranquios nuevos para el litoral 
iberico colectados en Galicia. I. Bol. 
Inst. Espa. Oceano., 6( 288 ) :49-60, figs. 1- 
9. [Spanish; English summary; Calliopoea 
bellula, Trapania pallida, Polycera 
faeroensis, Palio dubia, Cadlina laevis, 
Duvaucelia odhneri, Tergipes tergipes] 

10063 POIZAT, C, M. HENRY & G. 
CRISTIANI, 1981. Modifications 
morphologiques et f onctionnelles d 'un 
mollusque marin Microhedyle 
milaschewitschii Kow. 1903, au cours d'une 
contamination in vitro par le mercure. 
Biology of the Cell, 42:10a. 

10064 POIZAT, C, M. HENRY & G. 
CRISTIANI, December, 1981. Modifications 
morphologiques et f onctionnelles d'un 
mollusque marin Microhedyle 
milaschewitschii Kow. 1903, au cours d'une 
contamination in vitro par le mercure. 
Opisthobranch Newsletter, 13(8):40. 

10065 PRINCE, STEPHANIE, Winter, 1981, 
Comparative Study of Some Bubble Shells. 
Of Sea and Shore, 12(2):79-80, [10 figs.]. 
[Bulla peasiana, B. gouldiana, B. striata, 
Haminoea crocata, H. ve3icula, H. virescens, 
H. solitaria, Hydatina albacincta, H. 
amplustre, H. physis, Micromelo guamensis] 

10066 PERRON, F.E. & R.D. TURNER, 1977- 
Development, metamorphosis, and natural 
history of the nudibranch Doridella 
obscura Verrill (Corambidae: 
Opisthobranchia. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 
27:171-185. 

10067 RASMUSSEN, E., 1973- Systematics 
and Ecology of the Isef jord Marine Fauna 
(Denmark). Ophelia, 11:1-495. 

10068 USUKI, ITARU, January, 1981. Growth 
Characteristics of the Early Juvenile of 
Aplysia Juliana collected in Winter. Venus, 
The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 
39(4):212-223, figs. 1-2, pis. 1-3- [Title 
has Aplysis; English & Japanese] 



This is the end of Volume 13. Have a Merry 
hristmas and a Happy New Year! 



OPISTHOBRANCH NEWSLETTER 

January (April) 1982 
Volume 14, 
Number 1 
Page 1 




Petelodoris triphylla Bergh, 1881 
Drawing by Kikutaro Baba 
Based on a 7-8 em animal; taken alive from 
Seto, Kii, Japan, May 6, 1958, by Mr. Torao 
Yamaraoto. Type locality, Eno-shima, Sagami 
Bay, Japan. 

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The Opisthobranch Newsletter is published 
by Steven J. Long, 359 Roycroft Ave, Long 
Beach, California 90814, USA. Telephone 
213-433-7148 (message recorder) or 4 39- 

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EDITOR'S NOTE 






Thanks to Dave Mulliner, Ron Velarde, 
Don Cadien, Dave Behrens, J. A. Ortea, H.K. 
Mienis, Gordon Robilliard, Jeff Hamann, 
Michael Ghiselin, Kathe Jensen, Eveline 
Marcus, and others who have sent material 
for this issue of the ON. 

PERSONAL NOTES 

From Kathe Jensen: "I am presently 
working as Visiting Assistant Professor in 
the Division of Science and Mathematics, 
College of the Virgin Islands. [Charlotte 
Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 
00801] I have only been here for about 5 
weeksjas of 25 February, 1982], and 
haven't had much time to go collecting, 
because I have been too busy getting 
everything ready for the courses I teach, 
finding a place to live, finding a 
reasonably priced dependable car (if there 
is such a thing), and having my stuff 
shipped over (some all the way from 
Denmark and some from Florida). However, 
I have done a little collecting from the 
beach right outside the College and have 
found Elysia tuca, Elysia serca (=E. 
clena), Cyerce antillensis, and Calliphylla 
mediterranea. I hope to be able to do more 
extensive collecting when all practical 
obstacles have been dealt with." 

From Jeff Hamann: "I spent two weeks 
collecting opisthobranchs with my family in 
Australia this Christmas. We went to 
Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef. 
It's really a neat place. We had near 
perfect weather and an ideal set-up. 
Making sometimes 3 dives a day we burned 
65 tanks of air, hit about 25 spots 
including 4 on the main reef and never got 
cold! 

Collecting was the best I've ever seen. 
We found 75"different species of 
opisthobranchs. I got passable photos of 
72 and brought home some preserved 
material. Unlike Heron Island (we spent 
Christmas 1978 there), where large 
Chromodorids were out and about all over 
during the day, collecting was hard work. 
Most specimens were under subtidal rocks 
and few were encountered more than once. 
At Heron Island there were 20 or so large 
dorids that were fairly common but only 
one Elysia, 1 Aglaja & Chromodoris decora 
could be called common at Lizard Island. 
Best depths seemed to range from 
intertidal to 30' at Lizard Island and 40' 
to 60' at Heron Island. In spite of these 
differences and over 1,000 miles I found 
23 species common to both places." 

From Steve Long: "Talked with Sandra 
Millen on 2-23-82. It snowed in Vancouver 
yesterday. I am heading up to Eureka to 
see the Oringers on the 27th of February 
and then on to see Sandra around the 3rd 
of March for a few days. Plan to look at 
Vancouver Island while there. I will be 
back in Long Beach by March 14th. 



OPISTHOBRANCH NEWSLETTER 1M1):2. 

From Alan Kuzirian: "Thank you for 
sending the latest issue of ON. It was 
really nice to read and see what people 
are up to again. I have been sort of out 
of touch lately since I began my residence 
here in the Lab of Biophysics. I am 
working here doing neural anatomy and 
ultrastructure. We use Hermissenda as our 
principal research animal (Mike Morris 
sends us about 100/week) so I am still 
working on nudibranchs. The lab is really 
nicely set up with several 
electrophysiologists, a behaviorist, a 
biochemist, a mariculturist, as well as 
myself (morphologist ) and we are all 
working on the many aspects of the 
cellular basis of associative learning. In 
between times, which are really hard to 
find unfortunately, I still work on the 
coryphellids. Gary McDonald and I are 
currently putting together a MS describing 
a new species from Elkhorn Slough. If 
things go well, I should have it pretty well 
together by the end of January. 

In October I spent a week in Los Angeles 
attending the Annual Meeting of the Society 
for Neuroscien-ce, and had called Dave 
Behrens and tried Gary, but couldn't get 
together with either. 1 wish I had known 
you were so close " 



Steve Long & Bobbie Sahner travelled to 
Baywood Park on the 19th of February and 
met Dave Behrens, Mike Haberland, Bob 
Henderson, and others. Several people 
collected Cave Landing and found about 10 
species. That night we were treated to a 
slide show of Vancouver Island and L.A. 
Bay fauna along with Pacific Coast branch 
slides. Sunday, Dave Behrens and company 
sighted 27 species of branchs diving in 
Morro Bay. That must be a record for a 
dive there. 

Don Cadien has been doing quite a bit of 
field work lately for M.B.C. Don's wife, 
Kathy Cadien is very pregnant. 
Congratulations Kathy! 

From Michael T. Ghiselin: "Since 
relocating here I have been awarded a 
MacArtur Prize Fellowship — I am not sure 
how much weight my work on opisthobranchs 
had in the decision to give me the prize, 
but I'd like to think it helped. 

Although I am not currently working on 
opisthobranchs, I often refer to them in my 
publications on reproduction. The next of 
these will be a chapter on evolutionary 
aspects of reproduction, in Giese & 
Pearse's Treatise. I trust you know the 
work and Bob Beeman's chapter. From time 
to time I see Hans Bertsch, and I 
correspond with Terry Gosliner -- both 
former students. Hans and I may do some 
field work together." 



Ron Velarde is still at Long Beach State 
and teaching at Cerritos College. 

From Dave Mulliner: "In November, Ron 
McPeak, myself and 3 other people went to 
Punta Ascuncion. There was 85 miles of 
dirtroad after we left the main road below 
Guerrero Negro. There were some sea 
mounts about five miles off shore. We dove 
these pinnacles and also the kelp beds 
along the coast. The weather was excellent 
and the fishing was good. 

This is a transition zone between 
northern and southern species, so it isn't 
really a good habitat for molluscs, we 
found quite a variety but not many of any 
species. Among the branchs collected was 
a Coryphellina sp. first collected by Lance 
from L.A. Bay. Flabellinopsis iodinea was 
the most common and very large. Both 
Aplysia californica and vaccaria, Diaulula 
sandiegensis, Spurilla oliviae and Phidiana 
pugnax were taken. 

We would like to go down there again but 
not launching and loading a boat from 
shore through the surf. 

1 will be retiring in July of this year, 
then maybe I can get more branching in." 

From Gordon Robilliard: "Recently I have 
not been able to do much with 
opisthobranchs. I reviewed Behrens and 
Ny bakken/McDonald 's books on 
opisthobranchs plus a few manuscripts. I 
have relatively little time to do any 
research or prepare any of the numerous 
papers that I have sitting around. I have 
been doing some diving in the Beaufort Sea 
of Alaska and have found some of the 
opisthobranch species that have been 
listed by others. There is some potential 
for research on them, although I think it 
will be difficult as they seem to be few 
and far between." 

The 1981 California Fish Commission 
Photo Contest saw another branch to the 
awards circle. Dan Gotshall won a 3rd 
place (one of M awards Dan took) in the 
invertebrate category with a photo of 
Flabellinopsis iodinea. Congratulations to 
Dan! 

Steve Long stayed with Pete & Sue 
Oringer in Eureka, California for several 
days and with Sandra Millen in Vancouver, 
B.C., Canada, for several days during early 
March. Collected a bit in Crescent City, 
California with no luck. Also collected 
with Sandra in Vancouver and two places in 
Victoria. Found four species in Vancouver 
and two in Victoria. Sandra's mother, Mrs. 
Millen, provided food and lodging for us 
while we were in Victoria. She was very 
nice. Sven Donaldson was very kind to us 
while in Vancouver. I also talked with Ron 
Long while in Vancouver and Larry Andrews 
while in Seattle. 



2.3/9 

0P1STH0BRANCH NEWSLETTER 

February (April) 1982 
Volume 14, 
Number 2 
Page 3 







Bosellia marcusi d-B.R. Marcus, 1972 
Drawing by Eveline Marcus 



The Opisthobranch Newsletter is published by Steven 
J. Long, 359 Roycroft Ave, Long Beach, California 
90814, USA. Telephone 213-^33-7148 (message 
recorder) or 439-2028. Subscription rates are 
$15-00 per calendar year for individuals and $17-50 
per calendar year for institutions. The 
Opisthobranch Newsletter is issued in parts at 
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EDITOR'S NOTE 

Thank you all for the subscriptions which have 
been coming in. I will try to get out all back volumes 
and invoices in the next few weeks. If information is 
available, I will try to get out at least a 2 page 
newsletter each month. I really like to keep the 
information flowing. 

INFORMATION WANTED 

Specimens wanted: Undescribed pleurobranchid from 
San Clemente Island and the Coronados. Animal brown 
with white specs. White line up each rhinophore. 
White line around edge of notum and foot. About 10cm 
long. Found in 30-40 feet of water. Please contact 
Dave Behrens, 416 Lilac Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402. 

READER FORUM 



From Malcom Edmunds: "Some years ago I seem to 
recall that ON made a policy decision that original 
papers would not be published in ON. In other words 
printing of ideas, views and range extensions may 
well be of value to colleagues but does not constitute 
a scientific publication.' Recently this policy 
appears to have changed. If so, I for one regret it, 
for two reasons. First because a reputable 
scientific journal will only publish papers that have 
been refereed and which (hopefully) reach an 
appropriate standard; and second because papers in 
scientific journals reach a large number of 
libraries and abstracting centres so that the papers 
there enter the realm of scientific literature. This 
is not true for the majority of professional 
newsletters. Having said this, I can see the 
advantage of printing in ON summaries of some 
papers, or even entire short papers if these wore 
published in an obscure journal, but there could be 
copyright problems. 

By all means put this in ON if you wish, though I 
would not be surprised if I am in a minority with this 
view! " 

From the Editor: "Material which is intended as a 
publication is identified as such with a title, an 
author, and is in the section for 'PAPERS'. In 
addition this material is cited in a subsequent issue 
of the Opisthobranch Newsletter as a paper. This 
material is sent to referees prior to publication 
although 1 must take responsibility and apologize for 
not allowing sufficient time to have this properly 
done in all cases. Comments on how to improve this 
situation are welcomed!" 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS/NEW SUBSCRIBERS 

Dr. Michael T. Ghiselin, Research Professor of 

Biology 

Department of Biology 

The University of Utah 

201 Biology Building 

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Biological Laboratory 
P.O. Box 117 
Avila Beach, CA 93424 
(Temporary Address) 

Jeff Hamann 
8242 Valley High Rd. 
Lakeside, CA 92040 
(714) 561-8511 (home) 
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Kathe Jensen, Visiting Assistant Professor 

Division of Science and Mathematics 

College of the Virgin Islands 

Charlotte Amalie, 

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00801 

(809) 774-9200 

Dr. Alan M. Kuzirian 

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 

Public Health Service 

National Institutes of Health 

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at the Marine Biological Laboratory 

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